French Restaurants

French Restaurants in Melbourne are over priced, and not that great.

If you really want to eat in a proper French restaurant – then maybe you should take me to Honfleur or Chamonix. Or both.

I also love Montreal – but only in Summer.

Let me recommend, instead, three pubs and a vodka bar. Australia is famous for it’s pub food. And the Russians are famous for their vodka.

Toorak:

Vegetarian tasting plate – eggplant parmigiana, confit pumpkin purée, celeriac remoulade, saffron pilaf, roasted baby beetroots.

The Malvern Hotel

Clifton Hill:

Chicken liver parfait, rhubarb, soda bread.

The Recreation

Elstenwick:

Oak matured cheddar, triple cream brie, Persian feta, dried organic sultanas, pear and quince paste, served with Lavosh crackers.

After the Tears – Vodka Bar

Port Melbourne Beach:

Fish of the day. (please refer to chef’s choice menu)

Pier Port Melbourne

Qu-est-ce que t’en pense?

Tu peux manger avec les mains. Ne t’inquiete pas. Je ne suis pas si pretentieuse que ca.

Topolinos

I do all my shady business deals at Topolinos. It’s a family tradition

I always order the same thing from the Menu: SPAGHETTI DEL BOSCO. With a glass of red wine. The house Red will do nicely.

It’s good. Sometimes when you are onto a good thing you just have to stick with it. But maybe you can convince me to try the SPAGHETTI PUTTANESCA

After settling the accounts we can go for a walk along the St. Kilda forshore. There are a couple of nice little cocktail bars right on the beach. Republica and Captain Baxter.

Isaan Street Food

As far as I am concerned, there is only one Thai restaurant in Melbourne that actually serves real Thai food. And it is located in Footscray. The address is:

16 Paisley Street, Footscray 3011.

Open until 10pm every day except Monday.

There is nothing “fancy” about this restaurant. But the food is delicious. They also serve beer.

Afterwards we can get cocktails at Littlefoot Bar. This is a “trendy” little place with plenty of good looking young people to mingle with.